How To Maintain Living Herbs

How to maintain living herbs, plus 3 mason jars of basil on a white background.

I’ve put together all my best tips and tricks in this guide for How To Maintain Living Herbs for months at a time! Plus you’ll find lots of recipe inspiration below as well for how to use them.

Three mason jars with living basil on a white countertop.

Living herbs are a great way to have more fresh herbs available without so much waste. It seems every time I buy a package of basil, it turns brown within a couple of days. (Maybe it’s because we live up north and our produce isn’t always the freshest – who knows?)

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DIY Homemade Lemon Hair Gel

The finished Hair Gel in a bowl and ready for storage.

Making DIY Homemade Lemon Hair Gel is easy, all natural, and way more affordable than store bought! It takes just minutes to make and has been the perfect way to control frizz!

Straight down view of Homemade Hair Get with lemon slices around it.

This lemon hair gel is great to have around for a little frizz control. My family and I have been making this hair gel for 20 years now! That feels so crazy to say, but it really has been that long.

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Grapefruit Ginger Body Wash

This Grapefruit Ginger Body Wash is a super easy DIY that you can make in just a few minutes. It’s 4 ingredients and you simple whisk them together, pour into a bottle, and you’re ready to go. Plus it smells so good!

A soap pump bottle full of Grapefruit Ginger Body Wash set on a silver plate with grapefruit slices placed around it.

Do you ever look at the label on the back of your bathroom products? I feel like my strategy used to be along the lines of ‘if is says natural or organic, I’m probably alright’!

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Pineapple Mojito Lip Balm

Pineapple Mojito Lip Balm, perfect for gifts!

This Pineapple Mojito Lip Balm is all kinds of fruity fun, and it also makes a fantastic gift for any hostess, baby or bridal shower!

Pineapple Mojito Lip Balm | Get Inspired Everyday!

The secret ingredient to the fruity goodness of this lip balm is freeze dried fruit. I started using it in lip balms back with this Strawberry Vanilla Lip Balm. And ever since, it’s hard not to just create fruit based lip balms now!

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Oatmeal Banana Facial Mask

Oatmeal Banana Facial Mask | Get Inspired Everyday!

This Oatmeal Banana Facial Mask is both soothing and moisturizing. It has a wonderfully smoothing effect on my skin. And because it’s so mild, it’s great for sensitive skin types as well.

Oatmeal Banana Facial Mask | Get Inspired Everyday!

Oats make a great scrub, cleanser, and mask! I love using them in all sorts of ways for my skin because they’re gentle and soothing to the skin. I started using it as a cleanser with this Oatmeal Cleansing Facial Scrub. It’s just 1 ingredient, although you can add more.

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